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update and rant . . .

Posted 27th March 2011 at 11:00 PM by StormFeather

Dad is doing well, but is being considered for a pacemaker. He’s bored, tired and I’m worried that it’ll knock his confidence for his future independence. Still – need to take the positives now and deal with the negatives as they happen.
As it was the weekend, and he’s not been short of family & friends to visit, I got to go on my best friend’s hen party. All I can really say about the evening’s entertainment is that it included an angle grinder, fake doves, the world’s tiniest motorbike,...
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A slight case of overbombing....

Posted 26th March 2011 at 10:12 PM by chopper

....or, the size of my TBR pile.
  • Peter F Hamilton - Fallen Dragon (bought years back from a clearance on Fargate for 99p, never quite started it)
  • Peter V Brett - Painted Man
  • Ian R MacLeod - The Light Ages (first edition hardback, 74p, The Works, Doncaster. Perfect condition. You really can't argue with that, can you?)
  • David A Durham - Acacia
  • GRRM/Dozois (eds) - Songs of the Dying Earth (hardback from The Works)
  • Joe Abercrombie - Last Argument of Kings
  • Richard Miles - Carthage Must
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Tough couple of days

Posted 25th March 2011 at 09:21 PM by StormFeather

So there have been some amusing moments over the last couple of very stressful days.
A brief overview of the stress – I got a call from my dad on Thursday morning, and could immediately tell that something was wrong. He admitted that he’d been falling over that morning, feeling drunk, and that his hands and legs weren’t working properly. I ‘dashed’ down to be with him – nearly 2 hours of driving thanks to a misguided tomtom, and got to his flat to find him disorientated, shaky in his walking...
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Hectic, but what's new??

Posted 23rd March 2011 at 01:08 AM by StormFeather

Well, it’s official. As of the 31st May, I am no longer an employee of a London Council. Slightly scary really. Haven’t been without a regular monthly income since leaving full time education, and I’m struggling to find something that has the flexibility I currently enjoy, which enables me to take care of the kids adequately. Ho hum!
Been getting more creative, which is taking a lot of my time. Got a Lace-making kit – but it’s taking ages to spangle my bobbins! And, over the last weekend,...
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Eureka or something similar!

Posted 22nd March 2011 at 08:46 PM by Gary Compton

Well I've been polishing my book with edit number ????

I have 100,000 words done and I'm getting happier by the day. I've deliberately left the last 20K to do once I have the rest as good as I can get.

I think I'll send it away to JJ to be edited but I might leave the last 20K in my head (whenever it might show itself to me)

Not sure if thats the way others do it but thats my way. To be honest I havent a clue what the end game is going to be.
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